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BACKGROUND Autonomic dysfunction occurs in Parkinson's disease (PD), but few studies have addressed it in a comprehensive manner. METHODS Autonomic symptoms were evaluated by a questionnaire in sixty-eight subjects (44 patients and 24 controls). RESULTS PD patients experienced higher frequency and severity of autonomic dysfunction. When all autonomic(More)
A variety of conditions can lead to rhabdomyolysis. Only a few cases of rhabdomyolysis resulting from near-drowning exist in the literature. We describe a victim of near-drowning who developed rhabdomyolysis and acute renal failure requiring dialysis. We review the existing literature on near-drowning-induced rhabdomyolysis and discuss the possible(More)
Genital and perianal herpetic ulcers are common in HIV-infected patients and chronic mucocutaneous ulcers persisting for more than 1 month are the hallmark of active AIDS status. However, atypical clinical manifestations of herpes simplex virus (HSV) may occur in immunocompromised patients presenting as tumor-like nodules or condylomatous or hypertrophic(More)
Incidence Sudden death syndrome has developed into a major problem to the broiler industry in many parts of the world. Broilers of all ages are affected starting as early as 2 days of age and continuing through to market age. Peak mortality usually occurs between 3 and 4 weeks of age. (Gardiner et al.,1988) The syndrome has been reported to cause between(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) are the antihypertensives of choice in patients with chronic renal failure (CRF). ACEI by decreasing the synthesis of aldosterone, the main regulator of serum potassium, predispose to the development of hyperkalemia. Although hyperkalemia with administration of ACEI is uncommon in patients with(More)
Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome and bilateral renal cortical necrosis (BRCN) are rare complications of meningococcal sepsis associated with high mortality rates. We describe a 20-year-old man who presented with a 1-day history of fever, chills, malaise, and vomiting. He collapsed in the emergency room, requiring mechanical ventilation and intravenous(More)
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